Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Fresh for Less in New Mexico
Fresh For Less
2330 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87401
Up and down the aisles we walked, around the little tables offering melons, apples, and peppers galore; racks of spices and herbs; bags of rice and beans. I had found my own little Farmers' Market inside this small building. Half the trunk of the car was taken up by the loaded box of huge fruits and vegetables, plus a 10 lb bag of Colorado potatoes, and it only cost $43. The photo below only shows a sampling of all we had purchased.
My biggest thrill was the bell peppers, only costing 99 cents each, instead of the $2 per pound that the supermarkets are charging. The bell peppers were huge, some weighing in at 1 to 1 and 1/4 lbs; and they were as big as our hands.
I was able to find a few smaller peppers and I used these to make my Tamale Stuffed Peppers. I did find a bargain bag ($1) containing 3 baby green zucchini and 3 baby yellow squash. I cut these into 1/2 inch pieces, combined them with a pound of fingerling potatoes, olive oil, salt, black pepper and garlic. Baked in a 375F oven for 45 minutes, and oh so good. Except for a little discoloring here or there on the outside skin, the zucchini and squash were firm inside, so nothing got wasted when I made the vegetable medley.
...and if you are big fan of chile peppers, you need to visit "Fresh for Less"; the peppers are huge and beautiful; and they have them labeled for mild, medium or hot; so if you are not familiar with the chiles, at least you'll know the heat intensity.
I miss the Farmers' Markets I used to visit back in Pennsylvania, but this store acts as a great substitue.